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Israeli missiles target Syrian military facility near Damascus: Syrian state media

Israeli missiles target Syrian military facility near Damascus: Syrian state media

While some Middle Eastern media outlets speculated that the possible target may have been an Iranian base and several Iranian troops may have been injured in the attack allegedly carried out by Israel, Tehran has repeatedly denied reports of having a base in Syria as well as conducting military operations there, however, stressed its cooperation with the country's leadership in the fight against various terrorist groups, including Daesh, and acts as one of the guarantors of the ceasefire in the Arab Republic jointly with Russia and Turkey.

As is often the case with Israeli attacks on Syria, Israeli officials have yet to directly comment on the matter.

According to pro-regime Radio Sham FM, this video shows a surface to air missile being launched towards Israeli forces.

According to Syrian media reports, Israeli missiles were fired at an army post on the outskirts of Damascus late Monday night.

Last week the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars quoted Mohammad Golpayegani, a senior Iranian official, as saying that a CIA representative sent a letter to Gen Soleimani when he was in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal last month, supervising the battle against ISIL.

"I think it is higher than people think because of Iran's continued push through the region".

According to the Israeli military analysis blog Intelli Times, the transport jeeps and trucks with attached rocket launchers seen in the footage were consistent with the types used by Iran-backed Shiite militias.

Those satellite pictures suggested that one of the buildings on the base is a mosque. "The more they push, we have to enforce our red lines ..."

Last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel will not be bound by the deal, which would somewhat distance Iranian proxies from the border with Israel.

He said Tehran was "using a campaign of subversion in Iraq" and providing support for president Bashar Al Assad of Syria, where "about 80 per cent of Assad fighters are Iranian proxies in Syria to establish a land bridge over into the Mediterranean".

He assigned blame to the Obama administration without mentioning it by name.